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  ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   Excellent Work!
Date:   2002-08-18 18:16:02
From:   dicklacara
Response to: Excellent Work!

Glad to help you avoid buying a PC! -- Excellent Work!

If you followed the instructions, the /opt folder was originally created by the Linux root user. Then the CFMX install created the coldfusionmx folder tree acting as the cfmx user.

The tar-gnutar process retains the ownership and privileges of the original directory tree.

So, I don't know how the opt folder got locked -- but you resolved it.

AFAIK, the Demo version of open base does not use the /opt folder.

One thing that could have caused problems is this:

In both the Linux and Mac OS X installs, there are several places where you are told to assume the identity of the root user with a su root command. Shortly after you are told to reassume the identity of the cfmx user with a su cfmx command.

It is very important that you not run as the root user unless you need to -- and then reassume a non-root user identity ASAP.

If you don't, bad things can/will happen.

I should have emphasized this in the article!